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Posted: Jun 23, 2017

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Toyne Pumper-Tanker

Hebron-Alden-Greenwood Fire Protection District, Greenwood, IL, pumper-tanker. Freightliner M2 cab and chassis; Cummins ISL 450-hp engine; Hale Qflo 1,250-gpm pump; UPF Poly 3,500-gallon tank.

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Posted: Jun 22, 2017

Update: Vancouver 7-Eleven fire started by 4-year-old with lighter

A 4-year-old boy who found a lighter then wandered off when his mom wasn’t watching started the fire that gutted a 7-Eleven in the uptown Vancouver area June 14, according to investigators. Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said the boy’s mother was talking to the store clerk when the boy found a long-neck lighter in the store, walked off and then lit some items in the store aisles on fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2017 7:44:48 PM - SOURCE: Vancouver Columbian
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Posted: Jun 22, 2017

Spokane: Emergency crews converge on Monroe Street Bridge after man spotted swimming in river

A man drew heavy emergency crew presence to the Monroe Street Bridge Thursday morning after he was spotted swimming in the fast-moving Spokane River. Emergency crews at American Medical Response and the Spokane Fire Department were called at about 8:20 a.m. to the area just west of the Monroe Street Bridge, where they found a man in his shorts, with no shirt, perched on top of a large boulder overlooking the water.
- PUB DATE: 6/22/2017 5:51:35 PM - SOURCE: Spokane Spokesman-Review
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Posted: Jun 22, 2017

Ferguson Township Receives Fire Station Feasibility, Desirability Report

Alpha Fire Company has three fire stations in the Centre Region, and a new one might be on the horizon. Centre Region Council of Governments Fire Protection staff evaluated the desirability and feasibility of establishing a fire station in Ferguson Township, at the request of the township.

The township’s 2017 budget has $80,000 set aside for land acquisition, Pribulka said.


The next step for the township is for the Board of Supervisors to discuss the report and its results at an upcoming meeting.


The report recommends that construction take place either in the short term (one to three years) or the near term (three to five years), and finds that the most desirable location for a station would be along West Whitehall Road between West College Avenue and Plainfield Road.


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Posted: Jun 22, 2017

Shelby Township Celebrates Opening of New Fire Station

Shelby Township Fire Station No. 5 is officially open. The Fire Department held a ribbon cutting ceremony and hosted a grand opening event at the newly opened station, which is adjacent to King of Kings Lutheran Church on Schoenherr Road, north of 21 Mile Road, on June 20.

In 2012, the township purchased the 4-acre site where the new fire station was constructed. The money for the purchase of the property, as well as the design and construction, came from the department’s capital improvement fund.

Shelby Township officials broke ground on the construction of the 7,400-square-foot station last August.

Fire Station No. 5 will be staffed with four or five firefighters every day, and it will be equipped with an ambulance, engine and utility vehicle.

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